The long, skinny windows on the sides of your entry door are known as sidelights. And though they can let light into your entryway, let you see outside onto your front porch, and frame your facade beautifully, it’s not a smart idea to leave them uncovered.
What is a smart idea is to install plantation shutters on your San Diego sidelights.
Shutters Pair Best With Front Door Sidelights
No window treatment works better for sidelight windows than plantation shutters. Just take a look at the benefits waiting for your entryway.
Shutters Offer More Privacy
If a solicitor or stranger is ringing your doorbell, the last thing you want them to be able to do is look through a thin curtain or between the slats of your blinds. With shutters in your sidelights, you can totally block the view of anyone from outside, keeping your privacy intact. All it takes is a simple tilt of the louvers and your home is yours again!
Shutters Make Your Home More Comfortable
Many families have that one person who leaves the door open from time to time, making your HVAC system work harder. But you might forget exactly how much heat is lost or gained through your windows. Polywood® plantation shutters are the highest rated window treatments for energy efficiency – and they’re up to 1600% more energy-efficient than typical blinds!
Shutters Are Long Lasting & Better For Family Homes
If you live with pets or children, you can expect them to look out of the sidelights when they see someone comes home. Mini blinds can easily be destroyed by an excited pet, and of course you don’t want your curtains pushed to the side so your window can get covered in handprints from the little ones. Plantation shutters on your sidelights don’t need to worry about those issues, since they’re strong enough to handle even the rowdiest little ones, and everyone can look through them without having to touch the glass.
Shutters Are Easier To Coordinate Sizes
All sidelights are unique. Some are shorter than the door, others are the same height as the door, and some aren’t even the same shape. So shopping for a set of blinds or curtains that exactly matches the length of your windows can be a chore. But plantation shutters are custom-built to your exact specifications, which promises a perfect fit without the headache.
Shutters Look Better In Your Entryway
Almost nothing makes a better impression in your foyer than coordinating your sidelights with your door. With a variety of paints and stains available, we can perfectly color match to your door. And nothing compares to the expertly crafted, timeless style of shutters in your foyer. Whereas some window treatments might look chintzy or cheap, shutters guarantee timeless fashion.
Shutters Work With All Entryway Windows
Blinds and drapes both need a certain amount of space to hang. If your front entryway is narrow or you don’t have much space to the side of your window, it might be impossible to hang anything up. But shutters can go on any window, no exceptions.
Shutters Don’t Move Unless You Want Them To
When your door opens, it creates a vacuum effect that may make your blinds or shades rattle, sway or even get snagged in the door frame. Shutters stay still unless you move them, unlike flimsy window treatments.
Sidelight Shutter FAQs
What kind of shutters can be installed on sidelights?
Can shutters be installed on the glass cutout in my door?
They sure can. If you have a window cutout on your front door, we can put a custom shutter frame on it.
Do sidelight shutters have to have a tilt rod?
Not necessarily. We offer plantation shutters with a “hidden tilt rod,” so all you’ll be able to see are those classic louvers whether they’re open or shut.
Can you color match sidelight shutters to my door?
Absolutely! We offer shutters in a variety of paint colors and wood stains, and we can match just about any door style.
Find Shutters For Your San Diego Sidelights
To get a closer look at the difference sidelight shutters can make in your San Diego home, you don’t even have to walk out the door. Get your free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters San Diego, and we’ll come to you with all your window treatment options for your foyer. Fill out the form below or call 760-405-8887 today to get started!